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DIY Llama Christmas Ornaments

2 Dec

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Bring the llama trend to your tree with a herd of adorable little felt llamas. These cute DIY felt llama ornaments are easily customized to suit your holiday theme or colors and make a great group crafting activity.

Use some to spruce up your spruce or accent your gifts with a one of a kind DIY keepsake llama ornament they are sure to love.

You will need:

Template- Download Here or see end of post

3″ x 3″ felt for llama blanket I used Fire Engine Red, Four Leaf Clover and prints from the Wrapping Paper Collection*

4″ x 6″ felt for llama I used White , Grey, Chai and Brownie *

4″ x 2″ Brown felt for legs  – I used Peanut Butter and Toffee

Embroidery thread in black and metallic gold

Felt Glue (optional)

Sequins; I used Diamond, Red, and Holly 

String or cord for hanging

Stuffing

Sewing Needle

*Matching Thread

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Cut out one blanket shape. To create fringe cut small slits along the bottom (rounded edge) Cut away every other notch as shown below.

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Cut 2 llama shapes and one of each leg and muzzle from desired felt colors

IMG_6239Sew blanket down with matching thread and accent the ends with a few stitches of embroidery thread.

Add any sequins or details to blanket.  See photo below for a closer look at the blanket styles I used for creating these llama ornaments.

IMG_6240Create an eye with a french knot, sew muzzle down.IMG_6252Add legs to bottom of the lama Christmas ornaments with a running stitch and matching thread.

IMG_6254Sew llama shapes together with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Llama template- print at full size.

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Happy Crafting!

~ Andie

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DIY – Sloth Christmas Ornaments

16 Nov

Sloth Ornament - DIY

Celebrate the sloth lover in your life by crafting up an adorable little sloth Christmas ornament. Their small size makes it easy to sew up a dozen or so quickly and easily. Making these felt sloths perfect DIY ornaments for mini trees and personalized gift accents too.

Sloth gift accent felt ornament

To make a felt sloth ornament you will need:

4″x 3″ scrap of felt for stocking – I used Four Leaf Clover, Fire Engine Red, and Wrapping Paper Pack.*

2″ x 3″ White felt scrap *

Sloth body color – I used dark grey –Black Pebble, tan – Banana Nut Muffin, and warm brown – Tobacco *

Tiny scrap for face markings I used Tobacco and Chocolate wool blend felt

4mm doll eye or button for nose

Embroidery thread in black

Stuffing

Sloth Ornament pattern template (at the end of post)

*Matching thread

Cut

Two stocking shapes stocking from felt, if you are using a print make sure the pieces go the opposite direction so that when you sew them they match up correctly.

Two sloth bodies and sloth arms from color of your choice

Two face markings from color of your choice, these are very small so it may be easier to free hand them.

One sloth face and two stocking tops from white felt.

Make a sloth ornament

Felt Christmas Ornament

Sew white top to stocking. Repeat for the second stocking side.

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Sew down white face with an applicae or running stitch and white thread.

felt sloth - DIY patternLay the eye pieces down and create the eyes with black embroidery floss and a french knots.

cut sloth from felt

To attach nose you make need to cut your felt, to do this fold and slowly cut a small hole where the nose will be.

Sloth face

Add smile with black embroidery floss

DIY small sloth from felt tutorial

Add sloth back and overcast stitch around the sides and top with matching thread.

Stuff lightly. Set aside

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Stitch arms to stocking with matching thread. Add nails if desired. I used embroidery floss here but I prefer just a few stands of a plain white thread.

How to make a sloth ornament

attach sloth to stocking- felt Christmas ornament

Stitch sloth body to the top of the arms.

Add back of stocking

Match back stocking to front and overcast stitch along the outside with matching thread. Stuffing lightly as you go. Run a stitch through the entire piece with white thread at the top of the white stocking top to secure the body to the back.

PDF Sloth Ornament Pattern Template: sloth

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Aren’t they just the sweetest. You can easily fit a year or initials along the stocking base to make them an even more personal gift.

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Happy Crafting

~ Andie

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Sugar Skull Halloween Ornaments

18 Sep

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Revel in the spirit of  Día de los Muertos with these sparkling sugar skull Halloween ornaments. The brightly colored sugar skull buttons add a spooky feel while intricately placed floral sequins add sparkle and light against the deep black of the wool blend felt cameo. These sugar skull ornaments provide some serious wow factor yet creating these these sugar skull ornaments couldn’t be any easier.

Sugar Skull Halloween Tree

You will need:

Black Felt

Black thread

Black embroidery floss for hanging

Sugar Skull Buttons 

Sequins; Rainbow Flowers 6mm, 3mm, Flower Garden

Cut: 

2 – 3″ x 2″ (at the widest point) oval shapes from black felt.

sk1Sew skull button to the center of the oval shape. Begin layering flower shaped sequins in bunches, varying shapes and colors. Use smaller flower sequins along the sides

For more on sewing sequins to felt see our post on Sewing sequins to felt.

Repeat with second side if you like or just back with plain black felt oval. Overcast stitch around the outside of oval shape.

 

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Stitch sew embroidery thread through the top in a loop to hang.

And that’s all it takes to create these wonderful sugar skull ornaments!

Happy Crafting

~Andie

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Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

30 Nov

Felt Chestnut Christmas Craft

Roast some felt chestnuts by an open felt campfire this year, string them up for felt chestnut Christmas ornaments, a unique nature inspired felt banner or scatter them along your holiday display, the options for these guys are endless. Best of all this felt Christmas craft can be made from scraps and sews together SO fast and easy. I found these look best when you make them in various sizes so I have included three size variations on the craft template.

You will  need:

Scrap felt – about 3″ x 3 per- Chestnut color I used Auburn but you could easily use a darker shade like Brownie or Chocolate

Scrap felt 1″ x 1″ per -Chestnut top color I used Camel

Thread to match nut colored felt.

Stuffing.

Cut:

One side and one front from Chestnut color

One top from top color.

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Stitch open area of the side piece with a quick overcast stitch.

How to make a felt chestnut

Attach the front piece with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Stuff. Lastly sew on the top piece with an overcast stitch and that’s it!

Felt Chestnuts Christmas Craft

Now make like a squirrel and fill your home with these fun Christmas crafts.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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Chestnut Template

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Monogrammed Bear Christmas Ornaments

21 Nov

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I love the sweet simplicity of this felt ornament. A cheeky polar bear glances back and the sparkle of red sequins bounces off the boxwood leaf border. The back of this diy felt Christmas ornament is left open for space to personalize with an initial and there is even a small space above to stitch a year if you wish. I’ve included the most common initials but if yours isn’t among the four just print out your desired letter at about 200 point.

Felt bear Christmas Ornament DIY tutorial

You will need:

Felt

 6″ x 9″ Grey felt *

4″ x 4″ felt scrap in red I used Poinsettia *

4′ x 5″ green felt scrap – I used Sea Glass

4″ x 5″  Antique White felt scrap *

*Matching thread

Brown thread

Red Sequins I used Classic Red

Black Cross Stitch or Embroidery Thread.

4″ ribbon to hang.

Cut:

2 oval shapes from grey felt, 1 polar bear from white felt, letter from red felt and 40 boxwood leaves from muted green felt. Don’t let the amount of leaves or their small size intimidate you. They are super small and you don’t need a template so these cut out much easier and faster than you might suspect.

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Mark out areas where the boxwood leaves will be. Sew polar bear down with white thread. Add accent areas like the tail, ears and shoulder in white thread. Sew a french knot for the bears eye using black cross stitch thread and stitch over the nose area. For tips on these stitches see our  post on stitches. HERE

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Layout boxwood leaves 10 on each end 5 going one direction 5 the other as shown.

Stitch down with brown thread.

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Attach sequins to center of boxwood border, 1 on the top, 3 along the bottom with matching thread.

For more on attaching sequins see THIS POST

DIY Christmas Ornament

Repeat the process on the other felt oval shape using the letter instead of the bear shape. Add felt boxwood leaf border. Sew the ribbon to the top of your Christmas ornament in a loop.

DIY felt polar bear Christmas Ornament

Place pieces together and overcast stitch around the outside and your polar bear Christmas ornament is complete.

Felt Ornament Tutorial and Pattern to sew

Happy Christmas Ornament Crafting!

~Andie

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Gingerbread Hand Puppets

20 Nov

7 If these classic gingerbread faces don’t put you in the holiday spirit you may want to check your pulse. Making a set of soft sweet gingerbread puppets is as easy as can be. Your felt gingerbread friends are a great way to engage little ones in the holiday festivities and spark imaginative holiday play.  Best of all they go together quickly and easily with this step by step tutorial and pattern. So without further ado here’s how to make a set of your own gingerbread hand puppets.

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You will need:

Felt

1/4  yard brown felt or 4 – 9″ x 12″ sheets – I used Mud Puddle*

4″ x 5″ felt scrap in red I used Poinsettia *

4′ x 5″ green felt scrap – I used Fresh Cut Grass *

4″ x 5″ black felt scrap *

4″ x 4″ Muted Pink – I used Paris Pink *

*Matching thread

White Cross Stitch or Embroidery Thread.

12″ white ric rac

Cut:

4 peppermint shapes from white felt, 4 eyes from black felt, 4 cheeks from pink felt, 4 gingerbread puppet shapes from brown felt, 1 bow shape, 1 bow center and 2 swirl shapes from green felt and 1 bow shape, 1 bow center and 2 swirl shapes from red felt.

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Sew swirl shapes to peppermint shapes using matching thread and a running stitch. Set aside.

Layout bow shape lengthwise and run a stitch through the center a few times. Wrap bow center around center and trim to fit, stitch bow center together. Repeat with remaining bow and set aside.

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Set aside two of the gingerbread puppet pieces you will use these fro the back. Stitch eyes and cheeks to gingerbread with matching thread. Stitch smile in black thread and add hair with white embroidery thread it may help to mark some of the stitched areas out with chalk.

Christmas Puppets free patternSew buttons down the center of each gingerbread front by stitching through the white areas with white thread. Sew bow to front of gingerbread man puppet and ric rac to the bottom of the gingerbread girl hand puppet

diy felt puppetsPlace the backs on the puppets and stitch together using a running stitch and white embroidery thread. Add bow to gingerbread girl.

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Happy Crafting!

~Andie

 

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Pom Pom Ornaments

17 Nov

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These are the easiest most kid friendly ornaments ever but the real magic happens when you hang them. The colorful pom poms take on a whimsical candy like effect. To make them you will only need a few items. They also make great teacher or grandparent gifts or just gift tags.

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You will need:

2- 3″  circles from felt- you can cut these yourself or buy them pre-cut.

6″ string, twine or ribbon  to hang

Pom Poms the ones I used are 1/4″ 10mm

Felt Glue or Hot Glue

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Tie string into a loop and glue to one circle shape.

Glue pom poms down as desired and then glue circles together. Allow to dry then hang.

Ornaments kids can make

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

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